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August 6, 2013

Aug 6 03 coverAfefe Tyehimba’s feature is a case study of the challenges faced by foster kids as they become adults.

In Mobtown Beat, Laura Lewis reports on a teenager’s crusade against sweatshop labor and David Morley remembers Charles T. Newton, Jr.

The Nose bemoans the closure of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Express office in the Charles Center Metro station.

Campaign Beat is Van Smith, gauging the anger among voters choosing candidates in the 12th District City Council race, and Brennen Jensen, getting a read on the 3rd District City Council race.

Ballot Stuffing reports on the return of Michael Seipp to the ballot in the 11th District City Council race.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life tells Mobtown wildlife stories.

The Mail has letters from Kini Collins, Brandon Katz, Eric Benzer, and James Aguirre.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on Internet music-sharing; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on summertime football; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on knitting girlfriends and double-dating.

Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball hits the ice-cream truck.

In Imprints, Joab Jackson is stunned by Five Past Midnight in Bhopal by Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro, Patrick Sullivan enjoys the preachiness of John Burdett’s Bangkok 8, and Gadi Dechter appreciates the gentlemanliness of Joseph Epstein’s Fabulous Small Jews.

Art is Ericka Blount Danois, observing Baltimore’s African-American artist scene, and J. Bowers, drawing distinctions among the art at School 33’s Artscape 2003 show.

In Stage, John Barry calls Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts’ production of Mike Fields’ For the Return of Albion “ambitious.”

Music is Michael Alan Goldberg, contentedly not cringing at Rocky Votolato’s un-emo tendencies, and Josephine Yun, thrilling over the star of Otakon, T.M. Revolution.

Geoffrey Himes’ Feedback celebrates the 70th birthday of Ethel Ennis.

In Film: Bret McCabe tolerates My Bread, My Sweet and Respiro; Eric Allen Hatch endures American Wedding; Richard Gorelick is bored and offended by Gigli; and Joe MacLeod is impressed by the coin being made by Transfatty: Body of Work.

In Cheap Eats, Wendy Ward knows her way around Mount Olympus.